Known as the ‘Baron of bank robbery,’ Herman Lamm singlehandedly revolutionised the art of armed robbery. Born the German city of Kassel on April 19, 1890 Lamm served in the … Read More
Now largely forgotten, the infamous Tri-State Gang blazed a trail of mayhem and murder through Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia during the early to mid-1930’s. They were so notorious at the … Read More
In January of this year a masked man entered into a Sparkasse bank branch near the city of Leipzig, Germany and demanded the customers to drop to the floor. Brandishing … Read More
According to a report published by Bloomberg in May of 2015, senior citizen crimes are on the rise. Countries worldwide are seeing a sharp rise in crimes committed by perpetrators … Read More
London, May 1671.
A motley group of conspirators are making their final preparations for a robbery that will become the most widely-known crime of the age. As his accomplices ready … Read More
By the time Blake Fitzgerald had reached 29-years-old he had already racked up a series of criminal charges including DUIs, assault and armed robbery. He had also fathered three children … Read More
Mahdi Hassan Ali was only a teenager when he and an accomplice entered into the Minneapolis Seward Market on January 6, 2010. Employees Osman Elmi and Mohamed Warfa had both … Read More
Born in rural Alabama on January 15, 1916, Rufus William ‘Whitey’ Franklin is one of America’s forgotten desperadoes. As incorrigible a criminal as they come, he started small, grew big, … Read More
“Goodbye, Marshall.” – Gerhard Puff to a witness at his electrocution.
Thief, bank robber, murderer, Joe Strummer lookalike, the last Federal prisoner executed in New York. Puff may have looked … Read More
Wilbur Underhill is one of the forgotten outlaws of the ‘Crime Wave’ that terrified America during the 1920’s into the early 1930’s. Multiple murders, a string of armed robberies and … Read More
Sword and Scale Episode 103
The Sadistic Halloween Slaying of Shirley Lynette Ledford
Sword and Scale Episode 102
A Scary Story to Tell in the Dark
Sword and Scale Episode 100
“Hamburglar” Surrenders After Video Goes Viral
November 18, 2017
Crime Scene Blood Detection Dogs
November 17, 2017
The Madness of Two
The Murder of Sophie Elliott
November 16, 2017
The Wind in the Willows Murder
Sword and Scale, which debuted in 2013, covers the underworld of criminal activity and the demented minds that perform the most despicable and unthinkable actions.
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